Kukahbu Cabin is situated in the mountain resort town of Arnold, CA, in the Stanislaus National Forest. In the summer, guests enjoy the amenities at the private lake, and in the winter, skiing and snowboarding are only minutes away. Hiking, wine tasting, and other activities are available year-round. The drive from the Bay Area is only 2.5 hours in normal conditions - so much easier than getting to Tahoe, and without the crowds.
Our cabin has been lovingly updated and decorated and includes many vintage and modern personal touches. A gas fireplace keeps you toasty in the winter, and summertime means grilling on the relaxing deck with a view of the towering trees. Deck furniture is out late spring to mid-fall, the gas grill is out year-round.
The cabin sleeps six in two bedrooms, making it a perfect choice for a couples' getaway or a small family. DVDs, games, puzzles, and books are provided, the wifi is great, and the TV has a Roku box for viewing Netflix, HBO NOW, and much more.
The open-plan kitchen has recent appliances and a spacious breakfast bar, and the adjacent dining area seats six. The toasty gas fireplace makes this a perfect place to relax after a day on the slopes with a cup of cocoa and a view of the snow laden pines.
The spacious front bedroom has a queen-size bed while the larger rear bedroom has a queen and twin bunks. In the summertime, the beds are fitted with lightweight duvets, with cozy wool blankets added during the colder season. Additional blankets are stored in each room. Newer mattresses and pads make for comfortable support.
Lakemont Pines is a private HOA with a beautiful lake and lodge. It has a vintage lake resort feel, and is much quieter and less crowded than other nearby HOAs. Summertime activities abound during the mid-June to Labor Day season, with outdoor movies, and various games and contests down at the lake. Hiking and mountain biking is available right out the front door in any season.
If you've never been to the Arnold area, you're in for a treat! Ideally located in the Stanislaus National Forest, we are 30 minutes from Bear Valley Ski Resort to the east, and 20 minutes from the charming gold rush town of Murphys, with its wine tasting rooms, boutique shopping and gourmet restaurants. Also nearby are Columbia State Park, a preserved gold rush community; Calaveras Big Trees State Park and its giant sequoias; and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, not to mention golf, winery tours, cave tours, zip lines, horseback riding and more! Yosemite Valley is about 2.5 hours to the south.
Arnold weather is ideal for all-season fun! The warmest months are June through September, with average temps in the perfect upper 70s - low 80s range. The cabin is shady and cool, and the lake water temp is in the mid-70s. Ski season normally begins in December and carries through mid-April. Because we're at 4,000 feet, we get the postcard views without the heavy snow load farther up the hill, which means easier access during the snow season. And spring and fall are normally in the 55 - 65 range -- perfect for checking out the fall foliage in Ebbetts Pass, or visiting Yosemite without the crowds.
**PLEASE NOTE** We do not charge a cleaning fee! Instead, we require our guests to do a light clean before leaving, including wiping down bath and kitchen surfaces, beds made, and floors swept/vacuumed/lightly mopped as needed. This does include taking out your trash and emptying the vacuum.
Pet requests: We allow one well-behaved dog on approval, and payment of a fee. Pets should not be left unattended at the cabin. Pets are not permitted on the furniture.
Refunds/Cancellations: We cannot offer any refunds within 60 days of the first night of your stay, for any reason. Please see the rental agreement.